Ľubor Kresák

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Ľubor Kresák (23 August 1927 in Topoľčany – 20 January 1994 in Bratislava) was a Slovak astronomer.[1]

He discovered two comets: the periodic comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak and the non-periodic C/1954 M2 (Kresak-Peltier). He also suggested in 1978 that the Tunguska event was a fragment of the periodic comet Encke.

The asteroid 1849 Kresák was named in his honor.

His wife Margita Kresáková was also an astronomer.[1]


  1. ^ a b "In memoriam Ľubor Kresák". WGN. 22 (1). February 1994. Bibcode:1994JIMO...22....1C.

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